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This Garlic Lime Shrimp is an easy 15 minute meal!

There’s very little prep to do and clean up is a breeze.

It’s also low in points, 2 points per serving for blue and purple, 3 points for green.

This recipe is only for two servings but it can easily be doubled.

Here’s what you need for Garlic Lime Shrimp:

  • 10 oz. raw shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • Garlic
  • Lime
  • Cilantro or parsley
  • Salt

It’s very few ingredients!

I bought shrimp that was frozen so I let it thaw before using it.

You can either stick it in the fridge the day before or you can run it under cold water until it thaws.

Either way I always rinse off the shrimp before I use it, then pat it dry with paper towel.

To make this Garlic Lime Shrimp I started by melting the butter in a pan, then I added the garlic.

Let the garlic cook for about 20 seconds then add the raw shrimp.

I let the shrimp cook for 2 minutes then flipped it over and let it cook 2 more minutes.

You’ll know the shrimp is cooked when it turns from translucent to opaque. It will also have some pink/orange accents.

Once the shrimp is cooked you stir in the lime juice and add a pinch of salt.

I like to add chopped cilantro but you can also do parsley.

My 10 oz. bag of shrimp had 22 shrimp in it. That’s 11 shrimp per serving!

Serve the Garlic Lime Shrimp with some rice and you have a delicious and low point meal.

Garlic Lime Shrimp
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Yield: 2 servings (2 points per serving for blue and purple, 3 points for green)

Ingredients
  • 10 oz. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro or parsley, chopped
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 20 seconds.

  2. Add the shrimp in a single layer and cook for 2 minutes. Flip the shrimp and cook 2 more minutes.

  3. Add the lime juice and pinch of salt. Top with cilantro or parsley.

Here are some more WW friendly shrimp recipes:

Popcorn Shrimp (Air fryer or oven baked)

Shrimp Kabobs

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out. 

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

Recipe Rating




Jackie Roberge

Monday 17th of January 2022

Love this recipe!!! So delicious and so easy!!!

keepingonpoint

Monday 17th of January 2022

That's great!!

WW (Weight Watchers) Weekly Meal Plan #119

Saturday 26th of June 2021

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